• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Donald Trump’s Call for a National Abortion Ban

February 16, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following today’s New York Times story reporting that Donald Trump supports a national abortion ban, EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Let me be very clear: Donald Trump wants a national abortion ban.

“As Trump continues to credit himself for overturning Roe v. Wade and pushing essential health care out of the hands of millions, nobody should be painting him as moderate. He is extreme. These Republicans will say ANYTHING to win elections, but the reality is if Trump is elected, he will not hesitate to ban abortion. That is a sure thing.

“In this moment, the way to protect reproductive rights is to elect leaders who will stand with the American people and defend our freedom. Abortion is on the ballot in November and at EMILYs List we’re going to continue to make sure that every single voter knows exactly what’s at stake.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.